Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan for Smith Systems Consulting

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Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan for Smith Systems Consulting
Elizabeth Torres-Perez
University of Phoenix
Risk Management- CMGT/579
Ted Glasser
Oct 12, 2008

Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan for Smith Systems Consulting
IT Disaster Recovery Plan - Design Services
Smith Systems Consulting is committed to returning to a normal mode of business operations as soon as possible after a natural or man-made disaster. The Design Services group is prepared to return to operations in its original location in the Smith Systems Consulting Building, or in an alternate location if required by the type and severity of the disaster.
Environmental Containment
The security of the Design Services group's assets is protected from vandalism, theft, and fire by a monitored security system. This system monitors all possible points of entry into the Smith Systems Consulting Building, as well as the status of fire detection sensors and automatic sprinkler systems. In the event a break-in or fire is detected, the contracted security monitoring service will request a response from the appropriate authorities. Protection against the frequent severe weather in the Houston Texas area is provided by storm windows and wind-resistant siding and roofing materials and construction techniques.
Key Asset Protection
According to the Asset Valuation table developed for the Design Services group, the most critical assets are customer data, the group's workstations and the availability of Internet access. To a lesser degree, the office space and furniture, telephone systems and the paper-based archival files are important to the operations of this group. Customer data is protected by a weekly full back-ups, and nightly incremental back-ups of all customer project data. Local back-ups are maintained, as well as online back-ups to a remote location. According to Whitman & Mattord (2005) "The first component of a backup and recovery system is the scheduling of the backups, coupled with the storage of these backups. The most common schedule is a daily on-site incremental or differential backup, with a weekly off-site full backup" (p. 223).
Individual workstations are protected by small Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to guard against short-term power outages, as well as the voltage surges and sags common in utility power systems. Workstations utilized by designers are equipped with RAID systems to protect against data loss due to the inevitable hard disk failure. The requirements for these systems was determined during the design phase using an SDLC process "[...the successful implementation of these safeguards is far simpler if they are designed into the system early in the development phase. Incorporation of these capabilities after implementation is often difficult, costly, and even impossible" (Fault Tolerance Reading Material, 2005, p. 1).

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